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    Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    And which camera did you use to capture the shot?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    I got a few great photos of our horse Breeze a few days ago, trying to get hold of the tassels on my hoodie before he went out to the field for the day, he was in a daft playful mood hence sticking his tongue out

    http://pic.twitter.com/eN8V5x8UWB

    http://pic.twitter.com/OECpSNw7rd


    Both pics were spur of the moment so took on my Xperia T

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    But how do you define a really great picture? Is it one that features an incredible landscape? Something with a human element? A major event perhaps? Or just a shot capturing a moment in time that will forever be dear to your heart?
    Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I like a variety of subjects, genres, but for different reasons. With occasional outstanding exceptions, I'm not a fan of people pics. Most interesting, to me, are well-executed macro shots, because it opens my eyes to the fact that the world about us is not what we perceive. Our eyes are huge filters, and our brains even more do. And a good macro shot shows us something that may be commonplace to us, but from an entirely new perspective.

    It makes me think.

    And THAT is what I think makes a great shot .... something that makes me think. Something where I can sit and look at it for a period. That might be subject matter, beauty, colour, shape, etc, .... or it might be that it makes me wonder quite what was going on, and those latter ones are the people-pictures that interest me.

    As for posting pictures, nah, don't think so. I think only two or three of my pics have ever been posted on the net. I've had more published (because I sold them) in national papers than I've posted on the net .... though that isn't saying much.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    Well here is mine, not the best of equipment as such (Canon 1000d + 55-250mm IS lens).



    Just like the composition, lighting and subject.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    Haven't taken it yet

    But seriously, took a few good shots at my friends wedding and some were used in the wedding album alongside the professional pics. I won't post those here as they were personal but hope I take some of similar quality again.

    Some of the shots in our Photo a day thread are genius and although some members can post a pic that does nothing for me one day, the next they capture a brilliant moment. Others, usually those that make some sort of living from it or win prizes, seem to have a flair for it that I doubt I will ever match. One of the best threads ever on Hexus IMO.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    I'm not sure that I'd call it my best but I quite like it


    Taken with a 60D and 24-105mm f4, at 24mm, f4 & 1/1000.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    @Percy - phwoaar! Loving the owl photo, really well done and I'm a predatory birds fan - they creep me out, in a good way!

    Talking of birds, I don't think I've ever taken a good photo but one of my favourites was taken on a crappy old phone.

    It was of an unusual house on an outcrop in Wales somewhere. The phone took forever to take photos though, you had to press the shutter and wait about 3 seconds, and on this particular occasion the camera just happened to catch - large and centre frame! - two seagulls in a mid-air battle over a stolen chip-shop sausage. Haha!

    Perfectly summed up the Welsh shoreline for me and just totally caught me by surprise.
    Sadly, I lose it when the phone broke. It only had internal memory.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    Took me a while to decide between two I really like, but I like the simplicity and contrast of this one:

    Parallel Bars - FX-D/Open House 2013 by Cris Ward, on Flickr

    Taken in Bank station on my way around Open House London 2013 with a Yashica FX-D with an external memory of up to 36 shots on 35mm

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    http://imgur.com/5fPa7UN
    (Samsung Galaxy S3)

    I always thought these guys were cool. This was at a pet shop and I wish I had enough to buy him.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wazo View Post
    http://imgur.com/5fPa7UN
    (Samsung Galaxy S3)

    I always thought these guys were cool. This was at a pet shop and I wish I had enough to buy him.
    My brother has 2 of them, love them!

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    I tried purchasing a camera on my own recently and it was an underwater camera too. I get it home and right away I had problems with it. It was a FujiFilm camera. I wish that one day I could find an affordable camera that can shoot above and underwater and not have to pay loads for it. I honestly have missed out on so many things I wanted to take a photo of and I think it actually has hurt the quality of my life. There really is nothing like taking photos of things you find interesting and also capturing special moments. I honestly have missed so many cloud photos I wanted to take that would have made me smile forever if I was still able to look at them.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    Here's one I entered in the Ubuntu Community Wallpaper contest this year.
    Taken on a Canon 600d with a Sigma 50-500 lens:-


    Sea Fury by Ian A Worrall, on Flickr

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    My Orangs have had more views than most other pics in my Flickr, it is also my all time fave pic :



    Nikon D70, Tamron 28-300mm
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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    Don't have this in better quality, but I absolutely love the colours in this image. I took it with a cheap Canon Ixus-i on all-auto settings some nine years ago, but it's still my favourite.


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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    An excellent crop of photo's - although I'm struck that the overwhelming majority are taken with "proper" cameras rather than smartphones. So much for this "convergence" that the "experts" keep whittering on about...

    Percy1983 - love the owl picture, but that's just crying out to be used as the basis of a meme image.

    I don't think I've got a "best" photo - it's mood dependent which one appeals to me most at any given time. However, here's one that while being taken with a smartphone, I liked as one of those "moments".

    (Universal Studios Florida, shot with Samsung Galaxy S3)

    I think smartphones are great for those outdoor, quick fix shots - but for everything else I'd prefer a proper camera - even a cheap digicam.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best photograph you've taken?

    Some great photos here guys, don't think I can compete.

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